The Breeders of Savannah Cat Association want the public to learn about Savannah Cats from honest breeders who are concerned about the health and welfare of every kitten we place in a home. We are dedicated to fighting for a cure for FIP quickly in the years to come. There is a cure that we need to help bring to the public so no more needless deaths happen to our pets.
Each of our members sign a Breeder Pledge. The pledge is our foundation and it helps each breeder to show just how dedicated they are to fair dealing with all people.
Meet the Teem that keeps Savannah Cat Association running on a day to day basis.

Our Team

Lorre Smith-Lemire Board member Savannah Cat Association

Lorre Smith-Lemire Tennessee
President

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”

JULIE LANEY Washington
Vice President

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”

Scott Baumann Treasurer

Scott Baumann Alabama
Treasurer

“Every new morning gives you the chance to learn, to strive and to be better than you were the day before.”

Directors

Membership Director

Dory Granchi Ohio
Membership Director

“Don’t let your dreams be dreams.”

Tiffany Rodgers Social Media Director

Tiffany Rodgers - Arkansas
Social Media Director

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.
Love like you’ll never be hurt.
Sing like there’s nobody listening.
And live like its heaven on earth. “

Sarah Cooke- United Kingdom
Administrative director

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Thos who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before

Patrick Kelley Board member Savannah Cat Association

Patrick Kelly Phillipines
Asia Director

“Once you embrace your wild side, everything else will fall into place.”

Marina Psimadi Board member Savannah Cat Association

Marina Psimadi - Greece
Europe Director

“Yes, Greece is still in Europe.”

Ashley jay
Director of Hybrid Affairs

“Do today what others won’t, so you can stand tomorrow we’re at others can’t”

Advisory Council

Crystal Lowe Board member Savannah Cat Association

Crystal Lowe
Oklahoma

“Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”

Heather Tarticchio Administrative Manager

Heather Tarticchio Missouri
Advisor

“It is better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not.”

Sonu Bastet
Advisor

Donna Pinillos Honorary Lifetime Advisor

Donna Pinillos
Honorary Lifetime Advisor

“What made her strong was despite the million things that hurt her, she spoke of nothing but happiness.”

Our Writers

Lorre Smith-Lemire

Lorre Smith-Lemire has been involved with Serval and Savannah cats since 1995.  A breeder since 1992, the first breed chair for the SV cat breed and TICA Judge for 7 years, she has had abundant training in genetics, health and cat structure.  Lorre wrote the first Savannah book in 2001 and issued a second edition in 2014.  Her love for animals does not stop at cats.  She lives on a farm in Tennessee with her husband, cats, horse, three dogs, not to mention all the squirrels and wild birds she feeds.

Crystal Lowe

Crystal Lowe has loved animals her entire life and enjoys all sorts of them from the mountains region of SE Oklahoma.  It wasn’t until 2014 that the magnificent Savannah breed caught her eye and a passion for breeding Savannahs was born.  Since then she strives to produce beautiful, healthy, and well-socialized Savannahs, with the help of her wonderful husband and their 4 children.  Crystal has also had experience with wildlife and has successfully completed the United States Zoological Keepers course.  She has had training in handling, diets/feeding, emergency vet care, transportation, and emergency protocols of big cats & cubs, bears, and primates..

Stacee Dallas

Stacee was born to a DNR (Fish & Wildlife) game warden. Growing up, she and her father raised and released hundreds of animals including black bear, bobcat, raccoon, owls, swans, fishers, beaver, and many, many whitetail fawns. But she was never allowed to have a cat, as her father had police dogs. The day she left for college, she stopped at the local animal shelter and adopted a cat that was with her for 18 years. She actually encountered the Savannah breed by answering a Craigslist scammer ad. Realizing it was a scam and after 6 months of research, she plugged into the SV breeding world. At first, it was with the goal of offering people a different exotic pet so that they would not purchase lions, tigers, and leopards to live in a tiny cage in their backyard. Now, years later, it is so much more. Now the goal is a well-socialized, healthy, family pet that will not only bring endless years of fun and joy to their adoptive parent, but will help the Savannah breed to be all it can be.

JULIE LANEY

Julie Laney has loved animals her life. It wasn’t until 2014 that the majestic and naughty Savannah breed caught her eye and she decided to start breeding to help share the beauty and savandalism the breed brings. Julie lives at the base of beautiful Mount Rainier, and this beauty inspires her to raise beautiful, healthy, well-socialized and loving Savannahs. Julie runs her cattery with the help of her husband and 4 children. Julie is a huge advocate for the Savannah breed, and also enjoys showing her cats at TICA shoes. Julie has a heart for all animals and also shares her home with a pixie bob, a bengal, several rescue cats, a german shepherd, and chickens.

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